The Petes are out for revenge after falling to the IceDogs 5-1 last night in the front half of this weekend’s home-and-home series.
In their first match-up since the Petes swept the ‘Dogs in last season’s Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals, the maroon and white expected some fierce competition from the Niagara squad that has 20 players returning from last season.
Following last night’s game, Niagara is now 3-0-0-0 this 2017-18 season. Veteran netminder Stephen Dhillon has undoubedtly been the team’s backbone so far, allowing just 3 goals on 90 shots. Top scorer Kirill Maksimov and his cohorts will look to extend the team’s win streak that has seen them outscore their opponents 13-3.
The Petes have opened scoring in each of their three regular season games thus far, and it will be important for them to do so again today. They’ll rely on the team’s early goal scoring leaders like Jonathan Ang, Tyler Rollo and Logan DeNoble, while looking to developing players like Pavel Gogolev and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev to make their marks, as well.
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On the back end, the Petes’ young defence corps showed Thursday against Oshawa that they’re capable of holding down the fort while seasoned defenceman Matt Timms recovers from injury. They’ll need to replicate that level of play today to limit the IceDogs’ contribution to the score card.
In the crease, Dylan Wells is expected to make his second start in as many nights.
With hundreds of minor lacrosse players in attendance, and members of the 2017 Mann Cup Champion Peterborough Lakers taking part in a special pre-game ceremony, the men in maroon are ready to bounce back against the ‘Dogs. No matter the results of today’s game, Petes Season Ticket Members are sure to enjoy an exclusive post-game skate with the team.